White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design

White Space is Not Your Enemy: A Beginner's Guide to Communicating Visually through Graphic, Web and Multimedia Design

by Rebecca Hagen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240812816

ISBN-13: 2900240812815

Pub. Date: 03/05/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a

Overview

Designing a brochure or web site without an art background? Step away from the computer and read this breezy introduction to visual communications first. Written for non-designers, White Space is Not Your Enemy is a practical graphic design and layout text introducing the concepts and practices necessary for producing effective visual communications across a variety of formats, from print to Web.

This beautifully illustrated, full-color book covers the basics to help you develop your eye and produce attractive work. Topics include:
* The basics of effective design that communicates its intended message
* Pre-design planning
* 13 Layout Sins to avoid
* Basic typography
* Working with color
* Storyboarding for video, Web, and presentions
* Information graphics
* Mini Art School—all the basics in one chapter
* Outputting your work

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900240812815
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/05/2010
Edition description:
OE
Pages:
296

Table of Contents

What Is Design?; Step Away from the Computer; What Is a Grid and When Do I Need One?; I Need to Design This Today: the "Works Every Time" Layout; 13 Layout Sins; Mini Art School: The Elements and Principles of Design; Some Format & Composition Issues; What You Don't Know about Type Can Hurt You; Color Basics; Adding Visual Appeal: Photos & Illustrations; The Scoop on Info Graphics; Storyboarding 101; Getting Your Work Printed; Designing for Digital Output; Words of Encouragement; Appendix: A Gallery of Examples

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